Friday, March 18

Gay Breakthrough in the Big Leagues?

No, it's not an All-Star coming out. (We wish.) Rather, the Fab Five have joined up with some Boston Red Sox players for a Queer Eye makeover.

Appearing on the June 7 season premiere will be catcher Doug Mirabelli [heh heh], outfielder Johnny Damon, utility player Kevin Millar, starting pitcher Tim Wakefield and team captain Jason Varitek. (The idea for subjecting these hirsute World Champions to metrosexualization reportedly came from their wives.) Third baseman Bill Mueller reportedly backed out at the last moment, "apparently fearful of his edited reality TV image," according to RealityTVWorld. No word on what his better half might have thought, but given that the yelps of the players could be heard eminating from Thom Filicia's makeshift waxing spa at the back of the press box, maybe Mueller was onto something.

The Boston Herald reported that, after the makeover, the Sox players and the QE gang teamed up to play a two-inning benefit game against a little-league team. Aww.